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So episode 3 is over, PHEW! and I MADE IT! GAH, the finale of Food Networks Halloween Baking Championship only has one episode left, just me and the boys now! I’m happy the Rudy got a double win, he’s seriously one of my favorite people and he’s SO crazy talented, glad some of it shown through. Personally the speed is really killing me, I’m making silly mistakes, but I’m still having a BLAST!
SO preheat – doughnuts! REALLY? those stupid biscuit doughnuts from last week were horrible, now it’s time to redeem myself, but all of a sudden I realize, I make RAISED doughnuts, not cake doughnuts… I’ve NEVER made cake doughnuts! Do I have time to make raised? We’ll see! I’d rather stick with what I know, what I am familiar with, than risk something crazy I’ve never tried before. I thought Audrey’s Pate a Choux crullers were brilliant, BTW. And I wish I could have tried Rudy’s doughnuts!
On the show I used fast rising yeast, to help cut the rise time down, and I think overal it was fairly successful! If I’d had just 10 more mins of rise time I think that would have made all the difference. That and toasting my walnut brains! GAH.
So the only thing I changed from the show was the blood. On the show I couldn’t think of a good “blood” that would compliment my cinnamon apple doughnuts, so I went with just a corn syrup, red dye and cocoa. It worked, but was thinner than I wanted, and kept sliding off the walnuts. Using my Caramel Sauce this time was PERFECTION! just thick enough, AND the flavor fit the doughnuts brilliantly!
Bloody Brain Caramel and Cinnamon Apple baked doughnuts
Baked Raised Doughnuts
- 1 C warm milk
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 C butter
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 + C flour
Apple Pie Filling
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 C sugar
- 5 med apples
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- 3/4 C brown sugar
- 3/4 C white sugar
- 1/2 C corn syrup
- 1/3 C butter
- 2/3 C whipping cream
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- 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- whole Walnuts
proof the yeast in the milk with the 1 tsp sugar
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add the egg and mix.
Add the milk/yeast, the salt and vanilla and mix.
Switch to a dough hook and add 2 cups of the flour and mix, then add 1/4 C of flour at a time until the dough gathers around the hook and cleans the side of the bowl. don't add too much flour
Turn out and knead, place in an oiled bowl and let rise 1 hour
peel, core and slice apples, cut into small pieces
melt butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar over medium heat
stir in apples, 3 Tbsp water and lemon juice
cover and cook stirring occasionally 4-6 min until slightly soft
in a small bowl combine cornstarch and water, add to pan stirring, cook apples until soft and filling is thickened, let bubble 1 min
In a medium saucepan, combine sugars, syrup, and butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil, about 5-8 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes.
Stir in whipping cream
Stir in Red Dye
Preheat oven to 350
Spread the walnuts onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with some salt
cook for 8-10 mins, until golden, let cool
Roll out about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 3 inch rounds
Get half of the circles damp with some water around the edges
fill HALF of the circles with about 1 Tbsp of apple filling
top with the other half and press into place, re-cut to SEAL the edges
place on baking sheet and let rise 20 mins, about doubled in size
Preheat the oven to 400
Bake doughnuts for 5-8 mins
Mix the powdered sugar, cinnamon, milk and vanilla
Dip the warm doughnuts in the glaze
dip each walnut in the caramel sauce, and place on top of doughnuts
drizzle on more caramel "blood"
And that’s that! we’re over half way through the recaps! are you enjoying them so far!!! Don’t forget to tune in Monday night 9/8c for the season finale to see who wins it all!
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